Taxi driver disqualified for drink driving, Colyton

PUBLISHED: 10:40 29 June 2010

A TAXI driver is looking for a new job – after he was caught driving more than twice over the legal limit in Colyton.

Philip Surtees, 52, from Clapps Lane, was stopped by police shortly after a concerned passenger raised the alarm on June 3. A breath test showed he had 82mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.

Surtees has been disqualified for 20 months and fined £100. He told the Central Devon Magistrates’ Court he would be looking for work in another line of business.

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